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Feb 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
, winding down in his hometown of chicago. >> thank you, peter. we want to remind everyone, nbc news will have live coverage of the state of the union address tuesday at 9:00 eastern. >>> gunfire erupted on new orleans' famed bourbon street overnight, wounding four people and sending mardi gras revelers running for cover. police said the shooting followed an argument. two men and two women were hit. one of those injured is in guarded condition. the shooter still at large. new orleans for years has suffered an epidemic of gun violence, earning it the distinction of being the nation's murder capital. it, however, is not taking it lying down. tonight nbc news kicks off a special week-long look at gun violence and gun ownership called "flashpoint: guns" and we begin in new orleans with how they are trying to unravel a culture of violence. >> it looks like a maroon vehicle. >> a cool, damp night is a good night for new orleans police commander christopher goodly. it keeps things quiet. a welcome breather for a city racked by a chronically high murder rate. >> we have a homicide rate that
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Feb 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
this ancient community. nbc news, timbuktu. >>> back in this country, democratic senator bob menendez of new jersey has come under scrutiny for his relationship with a wealthy florida doctor who was a big donor to the senator and other democratic causes. nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff has more tonight. >> reporter: just as senator bob menendez takes over the powerful senate foreign relations committee -- >> will come to order. >> reporter: -- the spotlight has turned to this, fbi agents in florida hauling away boxes from the offices of one of his top political fund-raisers, salomon melgin. law enforcement sources tell nbc news that melgen, a wealthy eye doctor who with his family has donated more than $38,000 to menendez, is now the subject of a federal investigation into possible health care fraud and public corruption. election records show that in addition to the $38,000 contributions, melgen's eye clinic starting last june pumped $700,000 into a democratic super pac that spent heavily to support the re-election of menendez. in august, menendez pressed federal
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Feb 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
in a trial still many months away. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> this was a very violent day in syria. more than 50 people are dead tonight, 235 injured after a huge bomb detonated in the heart of the capital city of damascus. police say a car bomb went off this morning near the ba'ath party headquarters and the russian embassy. it injured pedestrians, kids going to school, people in passing vehicles. damascus has until recently been spared the worst of syria's two-year civil war which has now claimed an estimated 70,000 lives. >>> another big story overseas tonight. one the white house is watching closely. international nuclear inspectors said today, iran has made significant upgrades, as they called it, in its ability to enrich uranium, bringing that nation even closer to being able to make a nuclear weapon. our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, following all of this tonight in our washington newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. less than a week before iran and the u.s., along with other allies, are set to finally
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
. and this president has made unprecedented use of them. nbc news has obtained a government document that lays out the legal argument to justify the president's use of drones to kill al qaeda suspects, including, in some cases, u.s. citizens. our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff broke the story and has our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated at an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: but today, new questions about drone strikes targeting american citizens, including anwar al awlaki. born in new mexico and killed in yemen in 2011. he allegedly directed the so-called underwear bomber, who tried to blow up an airliner over detroit in 2009. but awlaki was never charged with a crime. nbc
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Feb 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
nbc news that one of the deputies shot was killed. that brings the death total in this reign of terror to four. brian? >> miguel almaguer starting us off from l.a. tonight. miguel, thanks. >>> let's go to mike tie even any san bernadino county, just outside of big bear. mike, another loss of life tonight. this just continues to be a rolling nightmare in southern california. set the scene for us there. >> reporter: unbelievable, brian. if this is the last act in this desperate drama, it's not over yet. there may be another victim in this, the gunman, the suspect himself. we don't know yet whether he is still in that cabin. he has not been seen since the smoke started billowing about 4:00 our time. the flames, as you pointed out, started a little over an hour ago there were reports of a single gunshot. one of our colleague, cameraman tim walton, says he was standing and he heard a single gunshot at that point and then rounds going off as though it were rounds being fired off at random because of the fire. that cabin has been surrounded all this time, brian, by law enforcement from every
NBC
Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
competing for that upgrade or the free trip. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> there is news tonight from the world of science. and this could be a day that lasts in medical history. the fda has approved the first-ever artificial, in effect, bionic eye. a prosthesis fitted on a pair of glasses that can bring some sight to those with a specific form of vision loss. we get the story tonight from our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: it is a dream come true. restoring at least some sight to the blind. the artificial retina is a tiny camera mounted on glasses that sends electrical signals directly to the brain cells that perceive light. the fda approved it today to treat a condition called retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited disease that strikes 100,000 americans a year, and can lead to total blindness. the artificial retina does not achieve perfect sight, but it does allow blind people to see enough images so they can navigate a room safely and perform other tasks. >> that would be white. >> reporter: kathleen blake had been totally blind. and was one of the origin
NBC
Feb 21, 2013 6:30pm EST
nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. there is misery going on in the middle of this country, along with total paralysis across a wide area, because of an unusually large and wide-ranging winter storm. as one meteorologist put it today, instead of pouring rain, it is pouring snow. massive amounts of it shutting down interstates and airports, schools and state houses. as this moves from west to east. before it's all over, this one storm will cover 750,000 square miles. it will hit fully 20% of the u.s. population. 60 million americans. we have it all covered tonight, starting with weather channel meteorologist mike seidel. he's in kansas city, where this storm, by the way, is hitting two days after that huge explosion and fire in the downtown area. but it's just one of the cities in the path. mike, good evening. >> and good evening, brian. so far this storm has been responsible for five deaths here in kansas city. a wall of white rolled through this morning, dumping snow, as much as 3 inches an hour, shutting down
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the people at the brady campaign to prevent gun violence, the people who also compile the numbers, tell us that so far today, 203 people have been shot in this country. that's just today, and just as of 6:00 p.m. eastern time. among the shootings, kauffman, texas, an assistant district attorney gunned down and killed outside the courthouse where he worked. lincoln, nebraska. a man shot while in his apartment building after two armed men burst in. atlanta, georgia. a 14-year-old student shot in the head at price middle school this afternoon, one person in police custody. and then, of course, there's the city of chicago. more people killed there last year than american troops killed in afghanistan. more than 40 gun murders so far just this year, and today they announced a new strategy. nbc's kevin tibbles starts us off from there tonight. good evening. >> brian, 2013 is barely a month old and already 42 murders in the city of chicago. the latest has galvanize
NBC
Feb 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
the mystery surrounding sierra's murder. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> in alabama, the standoff involving a gunman holding a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker is now in its sixth day. let's get the latest from gabe gutierrez has more. >> reporter: the boy has a mild form of autism, trapped underground more than 121 hours. they're communicating with the suspect bunt won't reveal a motive. he's held the boy captive since tuesday when he allegedly boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two children. when the bus driver refused, police say dykes shot and killed him before grabbing ethan. police are choosing words carefully, since it's possible dykes has access to television. also today, lester, mourners pay their respects at the funeral for that murdered bus driver. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. >>> in boston, dozens injured when a commuter bus filled with students and adults struck an overpass. some of the 39 passengers were trapped in the bus more than an hour and below freezing temperatures. the students were heading back to pennsylvania after a trip to harvard universit
NBC
Feb 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
and begins to do something. >> reporter: as for what's sinking in with the public, a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll indicates growing reservation about the sequester. 52% call it a bad idea. just 21% believe it's a good one. but overall, cutting spending is a popular idea. we asked how congress should deal with the deficit, and a majority, 53%, favor the current automatic cuts known as sequester or a plan with even more cuts. just 37% want fewer cuts. this is the fifth budget showdown between the president and congress in the past two years, and it's taken its toll. a majority, 51%, say these washington clashes make them less confident that the economy can get better. and of course, brian, the immediate problem is nobody really knows the impact of this sequester. you only have the word of the white house or the word of congress on exactly what the impact is going to be, but i can tell you, it feels a lot like political posturing, because they have that big budget showdown at the end of march where all these things could get wrapped up. >> chuck todd across town from us at
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian. the sky is not falling, but you would be forgiven if the thought crossed your mind after kpro spectacular but apparently unrelated cosmic close encounters today within just hours of each other. this morning in a remote part of russia, some thought the world was ending when a ten-ton meteor, five stories tall, hurtled to earth and exploded, causing a lot of injuries and doing a lot of damage without actually hitting anything. its fiery descent was captured in vivid detail by numerous cameras. >>> and then this afternoon there was a very close call with a massive astroid that whizzed by just 17,000 miles from our planet. in sell celestial terms, that's a narrow miss. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: the video from russia is incredible. a massive meteor traveling at 33,000 miles per hour, trailing a brilliant quite con trail, hitting the atmosphere and exploding with the force of an atomic bomb. [ explosion ] >> reporter: the shock
NBC
Feb 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
is not secure. mark porter, nbc news, arivaca, arizona. >>> it was an overwhelming display of affection outside the vatican today as tens of thousands crowded st. peter's square for one of pope benedict xvi final public appearances. the pope will set step down 11 days from now, setting in motion the search for a new leader and maybe a new direction for the catholic church. nbc's anne thompson is at the vatican tonight with more. anne? >> reporter: good evening, lester. tonight, the pope is on a week-long lenten retreat inside the vatican with the days of his papacy numbered. now, every public appearance of benedict's is a must-see event. for more than 50,000 people, this was the only place to be, a global villageful the faithful and curious in st. peter's square to say thank you and good-bye to pope benedict xvi. >> as soon as he resigned, i knew i definitely wanted to come and witness it. >> reporter: 20-year-old thaddius howard of georgia brought an american flag. >> i wanted to let the pope know that he is supported by all of us from america. >> reporter: in six different languages, benedict
NBC
Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm EST
higher ticket prices for everyone who flies? "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. tonight the carnival cruise line vessel "triumph" with 4,200 souls on board is slowly making its way into port in mobile, alabama. and for those poor souls on board, conditions are miserable. they have dealt with sewage, foot shortages and no circulating air. people are hungry and dirty and even when the vessel reaches the dock, it won't be over. it will take hours to disembark. and the process they are hoping passengers take easily. the company will take all it has to keep it orderly. here's what else happened today. when the ship got within range of shore, the pictures and the stories started appearing on the web. social media will now tell this story with scenes like this. sleeping on deck, the bivowack area on the top deck. the struggle to charge cell phones in the bowels of the ship. it will be tougher now for carnival cruise to tell their story with these nightmare scenes appearing everyw
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
>>> on our broadcast tonight, an nbc news exclusive. the president's drone war. tonight, the government document that lays out the case for killing americans who are suspected of terrorism overseas. inside the raid that rescued a 5-year-old boy, kidnapped, held underground. tonight an update on his condition, and what we've learned about how the fbi pulled it off. >>> a frightening crash for one of america's great champions. lindsey vonn suffers a serious injury and now a serious setback on her way to the olympics. >>> and going nowhere fast. stuck in traffic, it's costing a ton of time and money. tonight we'll look at where it's worst, and look at some big ideas to make it better. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening, some people regard death by drone as a necessary evil of our post-9/11 world. the way we have to do business against an enemy we can't see, including, sometimes, americans who have switched sides. others see the use of drones by the united states as nothing more than execution by air, without due process, no court, no charges, no trial, and relative
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. for the folks who have moved to an all-electronic web-based life, today's news maybe wasn't all that impactful. but for the folks with mailboxes in cities and towns across this country on dirt roads or in apartment buildings, there's always been mail on saturday. six days a week, since the time of abraham lincoln. but today the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop. if they are to survive. it's one of two american institutions in the news tonight for differing reasons in changing times. we want to begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in glen echo, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian, no secret the postal service is up to its neck in red ink, handling 30 billion fewer pieces of first class mail today than just four years ago. and guess what? delivery of packages booming because we're all buying stuff online. this action is about just trying to keep the lights on. for people all over america, like 71-y
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
in that job, just as i'm delighted to do what i'm doing. >> reporter: tonight, kerry told nbc news in a statement that he had been overly casual in his comment and clarified the president did not formally offer him that job until december after rice had withdrawn. he wants to focus on the middle east and climate change, but as clinton learned, he may not be able to choose his crises. >> andrea mitchell after another busy day at the state department. thanks. >>> it's that time of year. energy secretary steven chu announced his departure today. that now makes eight cabinet departures for the second obama term, while six are staying so far. we also learn mark sullivan, the director of the u.s. secret service is retiring after 30 years with the agency. his tenure, of course, included the prostitution scandal among those agents posted in colombia. >>> the white house moved today to compromise with religious leaders in the battle over contraceptive insurance coverage, part of the president's health care reform law. the new plan would allow employers opposed to contraceptives, such as cat
NBC
Feb 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
to compete, how chauncey became a symbol of hope. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news with lester holt." >>> good evening. tonight authorities in california are raising the stakes in their hunt for a former los angeles policeman wanted in three murders. announcing a huge reward leading to his arrest. the killings began a week ago today when two people were gunned down in a parking lot. what police say were revenge killings carried out by a disgraced ex-cop. but in a surprising turn of events, police now say they will investigate fugitive christopher dorner's claim that he was wrongfully fired from the lapd, even as they vow to capture him. nbc's miguel almaguer is outside police headquarters in los angeles with the latest on the manhunt. miguel? >> reporter: lester, good evening. it's the largest reward ever offered locally. a million dollars for information that leads to the conviction of accused cop killer christopher dorner. police growing more desperate for leads as nbc news has obtained surveillance video of what is said to be the suspec
NBC
Feb 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
back in court in june. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria. >>> lance armstrong faces serious new legal trouble tonight. the justice department has joined one of his former racing teammates, suing him for using performance enhancing drugs during the tour de france. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams in our washington newsroom with more on this story tonight. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, the justice department claims lance armstrong was cheating the federal government when he raced in the tour de france on a team sponsored by the u.s. postal service. the government today joined a lawsuit that had been filed earlier by one of his teammates, floyd landis. it says armstrong violated a strict ban on illegal drugs, all the while claiming he never used them. the government says armstrong and his team owners cheated the postal service out of at least $30 million that it paid to sponsor his racing team. but armstrong's lawyers say tonight the postal service's own study show it benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totalling more than $100 million. the j
NBC
Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
. they say his body is burned beyond recognition, but law enforcement sources tell nbc news, make no doubt, this is the suspect. tonight, this rubble is all that remains of the cabin where fugitive christopher dorner made his last stand. the drama began tuesday afternoon, miles away. 12:20 p.m., a 911 call from this cabin. two women who arrived to clean the home surprised dorner who was holed up inside. he tied them up and stole their car. >> did we get a physical on the guy? what is he wearing? >> reporter: dressed in camouflage and armed, dorner drove down a mountain road. he opened fire on fish and wildlife wardens in pursuit. >> the suspect took his weapon out, stuck it out the window of his vehicle, and shot our game warden five times. >> reporter: dorner crashed the car, then carjacked rick heltebrake. >> he pointed a gun at me, i an assault-type rifle. i stopped my truck, put it in park, raised my hands up. he said, "i don't want to hurt you. just get out." >> reporter: but dorner quickly dumped that second vehicle. on foot, deputies chased him into the woods. >> we have the suspect
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Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
high on both sides, an assault weapons ban faces an uphill battle. tom costello, nbc news washington. >>> a big shock to the community of santa cruz, california. two veteran police officers are dead. the first deaths ever for that department in the line of duty. the gunman was shot to death in a wild standoff with law enforcement, much of which was captured on video. it all started when the officers, one male, one female, came to his door to interview him about sexual assault accusations. >>> looks like a big u.s. policy change toward syria is on the way. our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is telling us tonight, the u.s. will announce a major shift tomorrow, a plan to provide aid directly to a select group of syrian rebels. but we're told it won't involve weapons directly. secretary of state john kerry has landed in rome tonight where he will meet tomorrow with leaders of that syrian opposition. >>> back in this country tonight, we're now just 48 hours until that so-called sequester kicks in. the massive across the board budget cuts to the government and american
NBC
Feb 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
of the universe on display here on earth. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> with sadness and curiosity, people in south africa turned to their televisions tonight to watch the young woman who was shot to death allegedly at the hands of famed olympic runner oscar pistorius. two days after the killing, the pistorius family had more to say about that shooting. nbc's michelle kosinski is in south africa again for us tonight. >> reporter: hi, lester. oscar pistorius' family today strongly refuted that this was murder, and tonight here a production company decided to air the first segment of a television show his girlfriend had starred in and was excited about. >> you fall in love with being in love with love. just one love everywhere. >> reporter: this is a first look at model reeva steenkamp's first television show. to say she was happy about it doesn't begin to describe it. yet now seems eerie to see and hear someone now gone who was only days ago savoring life. >> i don't have any regrets. i don't have any bitterness. i take home with me so many amazing memories and things that are in he
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Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm EST
bowl on sunday. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. late today the stock market crossed over something of a mythic mark of the modern era and the dow jones industrials closed above 14,000 for the first time since 2007. and we all remember what happened back then. the stock market has been on a tear of late, gaining almost 7% so far this year. s&p and nasdaq also up. we started the day by learning the unemployment rate had inched up to 7.9% again, while the economy actually added 157,000 jobs, not as many as hoped for or expected. nbc's tom costello starts us off in our washington newsroom tonight with what all of this might mean. tom, good evening. >> hi, brian. the good news, anyone with retirement money invested in stocks has made back much of what they lost during the great recession and the wall street selloff, about $8 trillion. a big rally on wall street today, with the dow back over 14,000. a lot has changed since the last time it crossed that mark on october 12t
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Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
they announced a new strategy. nbc's kevin tibbles starts us off from there tonight. good evening. >> brian, 2013 is barely a month old and already 42 murders in the city of chicago. the latest has galvanized this city into taking action. >> no one gets a pass. >> reporter: today, chicago city officials went on the offensive. taking aim at gun violence by calling for background checks on gun buyers. >> loss of any child, in any community, in this city, is a loss to the entire city. reporter: moving 200 more officers from behind their desks to the streets. >> if i have to put a policeman here, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365, we're going to make a point that this territory belongs to the community. >> i'm hadiya, year 2015. >> reporter: the victims have names and families. 15-year-old honor student, hadiya pendelton, has become the latest face of violence in this city. in sixth grade, she took part in an anti gang video. >> your job is to say no to gangs and yes to a great future. >> reporter: despite bylaws that prohibit gunshots within city limits, more than any other city in america, chicago
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Feb 22, 2013 6:30pm EST
. the expensive operation to save these endangered pandas. >>> "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. in the case that has swung so much of the world's attention to a courtroom in south africa, there was a verbal reaction in the courtroom today. when the olympian, oscar pistorius, was released on bail with conditions, as an accused murderer. pistorius had been a revered figure in that nation. still is, for that matter, among his fans around the world. he took the life of his girlfriend at his home on the morning of valentine's day a week ago, and since then, this case has boiled up around him. it will ultimately turn on whether his story, his version of events, can be believed. for now, tonight, he is a free man with restrictions. we begin with nbc's michelle kosinski who was in court in pretoria, south africa. >> reporter: four days of arguments, and raw emotion came down to this. finally, a ruling on whether oscar pistorius would be released on bail. coming only after a two-hour explanation b
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Feb 13, 2013 6:30pm EST
of the attention. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. there is testing to be done on what was found in a charred cabin. but we can say with near certainty tonight, it's over in southern california. they believe they got their man. not before he killed four people and apparently himself. not before this one man, highly motivated, highly trained, terrorized a huge metropolitan area. what we learn today is, he might have been very close to the very headquarters of the search for days. because during his life he learned how to elude. he learned police tactics. he himself made for a tough suspect to locate and take down. we have two reports tonight, starting with the very latest on the investigation, nbc's miguel almaguer is in big bear in southern california. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the coroner's office will use dental records or forensics to identify christopher dorner. they say his body is burned beyond recognition, but law enforcement sources tell nbc news, make
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 4:00am EST
'll tell you what really happened. later, nbc news accused of doctoring a tape, this time john mccain looking bad. >>. >> bill: a billion people worldwide watched the academy awards last night. at the end of the program they all saw this. >> tonight it's my great pleasure to introduce live from the white house the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. >> i am so honored to help introduce this year's nominees for best picture and to help celebrate the movies that lift our spirits, broaden our minds and transport us to places that we never imagined. >> and the oscar goes to... argo! congratulations. >> bill: joining us now from our new york studio, sally quinn, this smacks, does it not, of hollywood left boosterism, correct? >> sounds right to me, bill. [ laughter ] >> bill: you are not going to argue with me. >> no. wait. what can you say. >> bill: i want to state my case for far left monitoring this segment. no nancy reagan. no barbara bush, no laura bush, but michelle obama, hey, how are you? it's propaganda play to make them glamorous? >> first of all i think they pro
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Feb 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
crushing the competition, though he's just about half their size. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. growing up in this country, you get accustomed to hearing the united states is the greatest nation on earth and the mightiest military force on the planet. what we don't like is feeling vulnerable, the way we do after we have been attacked. and now that we have learned of a massive cyber attack, electronic espionage allegedly at the hands of a branch of the chinese military, and the kind of attack we've been warned about for years, today the white house took action. the problem is, this wake-up call has already hit a slew of big companies, and could reach into our power grid. water systems, air traffic control. so we begin again tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. a day after new evidence that china's military is the source of thousands of cyber attacks against american business, the white house launched a new e
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Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
one had hit a city. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> neil de grasse tyson is an astro physicist and director of the haden planetarium. good to have you here. you're a man in demand today. >> thanks for having me on. yeah, apparently. >> we all have a lot of questions about this. what we saw in russia, first off. >> extraordinary. >> this is a big planet, mostly water. is this something that happens more often than we know? >> these blasts of that magnitude, there was one in the '90s that was an air blast above india and pakistan, right when they were negotiating nuclear control. and so that's a little worrisome, because one of them might have accused the other of a first strike. if you fill in the blanks with places these might have fallen where no one would have taken notice, like the middle of the pacific or over antarctica or the north pole or northern canada, i'm imaging you would get impacts of that magnitude anywhere between one, every five to ten years. >> and we should note, a lot of people have dashboard cameras. so those pictures we saw. let me ask you about this astro
NBC
Feb 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
can see. tonight, what may be the best explanation. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. it's been called a kind of regressive tax that hurts all americans, and especially if you commute by car. if you filled up prior to the workweek or filled up to head out on a presidents' day holiday break, then you know what has happened to the price of gas, up every day for a month now. and still rising. and those americans with no choice but to buy gas are highly suspicious as to what's causing this increase right now. it's where we begin tonight. tom costello is in bethesda, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. good evening to you. $3.99 at this gas station right here. the timing is not good for this. the economy is fragile, and all the money that is going into gas tanks, it would and could be going into instead groceries, maybe a movie out, maybe a dinner out. at gas stations across the country, customers are asking the same question. what could possibly send gas prices up 4
NBC
Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news with brian williams." >> good evening. it's an explosive allegation, and it's what we've all been warned about for years since the dawn of the computer age. a u.s. security firm says over 140 targets in this country have been hit electronically by a branch of the chinese military. big companies, you name it, some of the best-known brand names in the u.s. but more troubling than that is the idea that chinese hackers could reach into american society. the systems that run the country, our infrastructure and preserve order like power systems, air traffic, financial industry. it's a sweeping report and a scary conclusion. we begin with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> good evening. outgoing defense secretary panetta has warned of a cyber pearl harbor. the president warned about cyber sabotage in the state of the union. now for the first time new evidence pinpoints the attacks as coming not only from china but as you point out from the chinese mili
NBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news has learned a diversionary device was used and that the hostage rescue team entered through a door at the top of the bunker. >> by the great of god, you know, he's okay that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> reporter: the horrific ordeal now over for the 5-year-old. his parents and this community. kurt gregory, nbc news. >>> immigration reform goes front and center in washington as president obama holds high-level talks at the white house. house members will tackle the very issue on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with a preview of that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that hearing is being held by the house judiciary committee controlled by republicans. some of whom want to make sure the border is secure before we put immigrants on a path to citizenship. that's been the focus of president obama and it will be the focus today when he meets with a number of different groups at the white house, business leaders, labor leaders, civic groups to talk about how do we deal with the 11 million pe
PBS
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
they hope to have snow on the slopes a year from now. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. for the folks who have moved to an all-electronic web-based life, today's news maybe wasn't all that impactful. but for the folks with mailboxes in cities and towns across this country on dirt roads or in apartment buildings, there's always been mail on saturday. six days a week, since the time of abraham lincoln. but today the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop. if they are to survive. it's one of two american institutions in the news tonight for differing reasons in changing times. we want to begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in glen echo, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian, no secret the postal service is up to its neck in red ink, handling 30 billion fewer pieces of first class mail today than just four years ago. and guess what? delivery of packages booming because we're all buying stuff online. this action is about just trying to keep t
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
, let's go to nbc news correspondent rehema ellis. great to have you with us tonight. it's been a busy day out there at la guardia. what is the latest? >> reporter: the latest is here at the new york city area airports, ed we had some 1700 flights canceled as part of that 4700 you mentioned. and what you see behind me is basically an airport, one of the busiest airports in the country on a friday night, it is virtually empty. this is unheard of. and it is the threat of the storm that has gotten everybody to move out of here. and the airlines trying to encourage passengers to do the right thing. and that is change their plans. they waived the cancellation fees, hoping passengers would do that. i have to tell you, i think people got the memo, ed. >> was very light here at the airport as we saw cancellation, one after the other, all day today. the busiest part of the day here for folks at the airport was very early in the morning. i think some people were trying to get ahead of the storm and to get out on those early flights. right now virtually shut down. the airport was nice enough, the
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
sides are hoping that time is on their side. pete williams, nbc news, washington. >>> and we turn now to weather in the news. a lot of folks on the east coast, especially in new england, are all riled up for the potential arrival of a big snow-making weather system. weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is with us tonight. jim, what's on the way? >> yeah, hey, brian. this on the 35th anniversary of the famous blizzard of '78 which pretty much shut down boston. right now boston under a blizzard watch. i expect others to follow. portland, southern new hampshire, even parts of connecticut i think as confidence grows in the forecast. in play thursday, chicago and atlanta. we will have issues there, obviously, at the airports. by 5:30 friday morning, this model says, hey, it will be snowing to new york. but we expect a changeover. the big question is, how much of a changeover. that makes new york's forecast very, very tricky. by friday night, into saturday morning, blizzard conditions throughout new england. a crippling snowstorm and the impact here. confidence for at least 2 feet ther
FOX
Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
news.nbc has once aggin 3 electronic media. lee thaa sink ii for a momenn. nbc news is doctoring auddi ann viieo by selecttvvly eddting, cchnging tte audio, or adding titles tt create a lie. doctored effoots include drastiially editing a 991 call pade by georreezimmeemmn the night trayvon artin was shot to make zimmerman appear pacist. both the toddy shhw ann the bc-owned miami tv 3 mitchell used a deceptively editeddvvdeo to mbarrass mitt -3& romney late in the presidennial race. however, anothhr video recordiig exposed nbc's fraad.days ago, nbc showed n eeitee viiee of p connecticut hearing claiming supporters of the 2nd amendment heckled the father & hook elementaryyschool. tte full heering video hhws this never happened. to compllte its deceppion nbc added a graphic alleging heekling took plaac.i wonder how many videos nbc doctored in the past year we didn'' catch?we have -3 connact information on our wwbsite if you want to urge nbc to top lying to viewers. for more on this story visit behiid the headlines dot net. and follow uu on twit
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
wednesday in oakland. we are live in san jose, nbc area news. >> the affidavit in the case is full of troubling details about the bombing plot and the suspect's plan to escape to another country can. we posted the entire do you want on our website and we will have more at 6:00. >> i'm in the nbc bay area investigateive unit. a picture of the weapon that led to his 2011 arrest and why he served one year of a six-year sentence. that is coming up. >> we will see you then. big developments today in fairfield, police say they caught the killer on of a 13-year-old girl that was found dead in a local fairfield park. >> officers arrested this man this morning. he now faces murder charges in the death genelle conway allen. we are at the das office with new details. >> good evening, we just learned the suspect in the case, anthony jones is scheduled to be arraigned next wednesday. but the question is what is the if any between the suspect and the victim? fairfield police refused to answer any questions at a news conference earlier today. >> we have evidence linking jones to this homicide. an
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
, nbc news, new york. >>> when we come back, the first lady as we rarely get to see her. >>> you're looking at new video of italy's mt. aetna erupting this week. europe's tallest volcano had been rumbling over a year before it erupted, lighting up the predawn sky. italian scientists managed to get there in time to record the stunning images. >>> speaking of incredible images, this new photo was released today of a meteor streaking through the sky in southern california. dozens reported seeing a green fireball. photographer susan larry was north of los angeles when it happened. she was setting up her camera for a night shot when she caught an image of the basketball-sized meteor. >>> first lady michelle obama showed the world last night that she is also the first lady of dance. demonstrating her moves on "late night with jimmy fallon." ♪ the dancing took place before the first lady's interview with fallon which focused on her "let's move" campaign against childhood obesity. when asked by the host to grade the president's dance moves, mrs. obama gave him a "b." >>> the jersey wor
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